The Diocese of Oakland Priests will be attending a priest convocation with Bishop Barber starting on the evening of Monday, October 22nd thru Wednesday, the 24th. Due to lack of priest availability, a morning Mass will not be offered at St. Joseph on Tuesday October 23rd and Wednesday October 24th.
Please note, the Parish office will also be closed on Tuesday, October 23, 2018.
Join Us Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 5:00pm
Fr. Kenneth Nobrega will be offering this special Sunday Vigil Mass
for all present who may be suffering Spiritual Oppression
Prayer over individuals will be offered by Fr. Nobrega
following the conclusion of Mass.
Join Father Nobrega for a beautiful and solemn Candlelight Requiem Mass. Invite your family and friends for this very special evening of prayer for our deceased loved ones.
Throughout the Month of November, we will be honoring, remembering, and praying for our beloved dead.
You are invited to bring framed photographs of your deceased loved ones and place them on our memorial table in the church.
To you, O blessed Joseph, do we come in our tribulation, and having implored the help of your most holy spouse, we confidently invoke your patronage also.
Through that charity which bound you to the Immaculate Virgin Mother of God and through the paternal love with which you embraced the Child Jesus, we humbly beg you graciously to regard the inheritance which Jesus Christ has purchased by his Blood, and with your power and strength to aid us in our necessities.
O most watchful Guardian of the Holy Family, defend the chosen children of Jesus Christ;
O most loving father, ward off from us every contagion of error and corrupting influence;
O our most mighty protector, be propitious to us and from heaven assist us in our struggle with the power of darkness;
and, as once you rescued the Child Jesus from deadly peril, so now protect Gods Holy Church from the snares of the enemy and from all adversity;
shield, too, each one of us by your constant protection, so that, supported by your example and your aid, we may be able to live piously, to die holily, and to obtain eternal happiness in heaven. Amen.
This prayer to Saint Joseph — spouse of the Virgin Mary, foster father of Jesus, and patron saint of the universal Church — was composed by Pope Leo XIII in his 1889 encyclical, "Quamquam Pluries". He asked that it be added to the end of the Rosary, especially during the month of October, which is dedicated to the Rosary. The prayer is enriched with a partial indulgence (Handbook of Indulgences, conc. 19), and may be said after the customary Salve Regina and concluding prayer. It may also be used to conclude other Marian devotions.
O Glorious St. Joseph, thou who hast power to render possible even things which are considered impossible, come to our aid in our present trouble and distress.
Take this important and difficult affair under thy particular protection, that it may end happily.
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O dear St. Joseph, all our confidence is in thee. Let it not be said that we would invoke thee in vain; and since thou art so powerful with Jesus and Mary, show that thy goodness equal thy power. Amen.
St. Joseph, friend of the Sacred Heart, pray for us.
A Votive Light is a "silent sentinel" and can burn for your special intentions or for someone who is in need of prayers. This is a thoughtful expression of your sentiments and best wishes for any occasion. Your Votive Light can be an act of faith and charity - the light is a symbol of the sacrifice you have made in behalf of someone else - and it is a silent reminder of your prayers for them.
Unlike a regular purchase, a votive candle donation is an "offering" made to God through the intercession of the Saints which also helps support our St. Joseph the Worker Church's mission of beautiful liturgies, reconciliation and healing.
Your prayerful votive offerings are "lighting up" our church with beauty and prayer. Thank you, and may God bless you.